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Day: 17 October 2018

Court of Appeal overturns prison sentences of three anti-fracking protestors

The Court of Appeal today overturned the prison sentences of three anti-fracking protestors who had prevented the delivery of equipment to Cuadrilla’s Lancashire site. Lord Ken Macdonald QC, Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh and Jessica Jones intervened for Friends of the Earth in the proceedings. They argued that the prison sentences imposed on the men were manifestly […]

Ben Emmerson QC calls for an inquiry into the Home Secretary’s decision to hand over evidence to the USA on alleged Isis terrorists without assurances that they will not receive the death penalty

Ben Emmerson QC, a member of Matrix Chambers and a sitting judge, has called for an inquiry into Sajid Javid’s decision to hand over evidence to the United States without assurances that the two men in question, alleged to be Isis terrorists, will not receive the death penalty. To see Channel 4’s news coverage of […]